FACEOFF: Is OSHA a Bureaucratic Nightmare, or Necessary Gov’t Oversight to Save Lives? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The infographic below does a good job of demonstrating the government line in blanket support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vs. several graphs that question the effectiveness of the agency.
OSHA was formed in 1971, and now has an annual budget approaching $600 million. It is officially charged by Congress with overseeing “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” (Source) Additionally, its 2013 budget request seeks $5 million in additional funding for its whistleblower program.